A Russian military Il-76 Ilyushin transport plane, the same model as the one that
crashed in Iran on Wednesday, Feb., 19, 2003, takes off at a military airfield near
Ryazan, 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Moscow in this June 24, 2000 photo.
Strong wind, fog and rain forced authorities to call off efforts late Thursday, Feb.
20, to recover the remains of 302 elite troops killed in Iran's deadliest plane crash.
The soldiers were on their way from Zahedan, on the Pakistani border, to Kerman,
about500 miles southeast of Tehran, when their Ilyushin transport plane crashed in
the Sirach Mountains.(AP Photo)
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